On the first part of the walk the estuary is at its widest but then narrows to a densely wooded meander loop known as Drakes Pool

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Some 1,198 of the 1,959 passengers and crew aboard the Lusitania perished when she sank within 18 minutes of being struck by a torpedo from German submarine U20 off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915

The three bright flares looped in an arc over Cork Harbour, illuminating the glassy waters off Cobh as people of the town gathered to remember that da(...)

Ed Sheeran’s down-to-earth charms and lovely warblings hit home at  the VH1 Storyteller’s gig in Whelans on Saturday. Photo: VH1 Twitter

Ed Sheeran’s much hyped appearance in Whelan's saw crowds descend on Dublin’s Camden Street, causing traffic jams on Saturday night. The singer(...)

The net curtains are neat. In another place they’d tip into twee. But this room has the bone structure to carry them off, like a frumpy haircut on (...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Gardaí at Kevin Street, Dublin, arrested a man in his late 20’s in the North Dublin area on Monday in connection with an assault on Camden Street

Gardaí at Kevin Street, Dublin, arrested a man in his late 20’s in the North Dublin area on Monday in connection with an assault on Camden Street. (...)

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Chipping Campden Music Festival (May 10th-23rd) Two weeks of quality choral and orchestral music in perhaps the most perfect setting in Britain, (...)

A couple of weeks ago I took my first ever London bus journey. Ok, not quite on a par with scaling Kilimanjaro or going sky diving (two on the buck(...)

Bryan Rooney: catalogue of ill-health left him unable to play fiddle for a time. Photograph: Brian Farrell

God knows how many Irish people living in London have, over the decades, been stopped in their tracks by familiar music wafting out the door of some e(...)

You are what you hunt and gather. Most of this gluttonous adult life was spent deep inside a mustard-stained bread bin. There cometh a beer belly by 2(...)